Oct 28/98: NDP govt pushes Nisga'a deal

NDP GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO PUSH THE NISGA'A DEAL


NISGA'A VIDEO ON THE INTERNET AND KNOWLEDGE NETWORK

For immediate release
Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
Oct. 28, 1998

VICTORIA-Internet users can use the information highway to view "A New Journey: The Nisga'a Treaty", an 18-minute documentary on the Nisga'a treaty, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Dale Lovick said today.

"We want to make this video, which has created significant public interest, as accessible as possible. The Knowledge Network has already featured it twice, and by using the Internet, we hope to give even more people the opportunity to see it," said Lovick. "The Nisga'a treaty needs to be discussed in communities throughout B.C., and this video is a positive starting point in opening that dialogue."

The Knowledge Network will continue to broadcast the video through November. Days and times are noted in local television listings.

Internet users can find the video at http://www.aaf.gov.bc.ca/aaf/ on the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs Web site. Two versions of the video are provided to accommodate either high- or low-speed Internet connections.

To play the video, viewers require RealPlayer, a free downloadable program. RealPlayer provides excellent real-time streaming capabilities with minimal loss of quality even with a slow-speed Internet connection (i.e., 28.8 modem). A link to the Real Networks Web site is provided from the Nisga'a Web page for those needing the free software.

Once RealPlayer is installed, press the appropriate link on the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs' Web site. Within seconds, RealPlayer will begin playing the video.

A transcript of the video is also available on the ministry Web site.


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